Welcome to merve365: a blog platform for dynamic discussions related to current and interesting events in science, medicine, and health. 1 blog/day, 365 days/year.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog, merve365. If you are curious about the world, want to question and know why things are the way they are, then you have come to the right place. First, off let me start by introducing myself. My name is Merve. I grew up in TheSix, Drake-city, otherwise known as Toronto. As the eldest of three kids, I was naturally the first one to fly out of the nest. Five years ago, I landed upon the lovely city of Montreal, where I recently completed my bachelors degree in Honours Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. Despite the numbing cold winters and terrible construction, I fell in love with the city (in the summer of course), and decided stay, until who knows when. I wasn’t ready to leave McGill yet either. I am currently getting my diploma in Clinical Research while working part-time as a clinical researcher and lab assistant at a few hospitals. Dear readers, if you have any relevant experience or even want advice from me, I am happy to talk about the best of both worlds, from life on the bench to the clinic.
I started merve365 as a way to collect and organize my own thoughts, summarize interesting findings in science, medicine, and health, and provide some of my own perspectives, (hopefully) everyday. The aim is to not only teach you some interesting facts, but to also garner some interesting discussion surrounding selected topics. With that being said, I am not limiting myself to topics that only I find interesting. I want to get feedback from YOU about relevant and important topics that you wish to talk about NOW.
2020 started out with a bang. So much so that some feared the coming of an apocalypse. But let’s not get too carried away. There are many new discoveries and events that need updating and fact-checking, so let’s get on that.
A few topics to get us started:
- The novel coronavirus outbreak: are we getting close to generating a vaccine?
- Immunotherapy and cancer: modulating our own immune system to fight itself.
- Artificial intelligence: powerful machine learning tools in science and health.
Here are some Science-y websites that inspired me to get started:
- Science: https://www.sciencemag.org/
- Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/
- Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/
Thanks again for joining me on this exciting new adventure. Let’s talk science!